Driving Strategic Innovation program

Gain the skills and techniques to drive and sustain innovation in your organization, and rethink your innovation strategy.

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Starts on
22 February 2021
Duration
8 half-days over
2 consecutive weeks
Program fee
11'500CHF
Delivery mode
liVe Virtual
IMD and MIT Sloan

Driving Strategic Innovation is a powerful alliance between IMD and MIT Sloan, offering:

  • The latest leadership knowledge from IMD and state-of-the-art technology research from MIT Sloan
  • Unparalleled expertise and a unique learning experience, jointly led by IMD and MIT Sloan’s faculty
  • Strong credential to your profile with a certificate from two world-class institutions

Organize for innovation

Explore frameworks for managing the (often unclear) front-end of the innovation process and learn to navigate increasingly unpredictable value chains.

Drive business model innovation

Acquire a toolbox for fostering innovative ideas, practicing rapid prototyping and engaging in business model innovation.

Foster a culture of innovation

Discover best practices for creating and sustaining a culture of innovation in your team and organization, and become an effective leader of innovation.

Senior executives involved in developing and implementing innovation, technology and value-chain strategies in their business.
Managers leading strategic change initiatives and engaged in key innovation projects.
Entrepreneurs responsible for setting strategic direction for their organizations.

Driving Strategic Innovation - liVe Virtual - consists of 8 half-days, spread over 2 consecutive weeks (22 February - 5 March 2021). 

Each half-day takes 4 hours of liVe sessions with faculty, from 7am-11am (ET) or 1pm-5pm (CET).  Sessions take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, giving participants the opportunity of a session-free Wednesday to process their learning and apply newly acquired insights in their own context. 

Each session covers a specific topic and features a mixture of asynchronous videos, readings materials, individual assignments, group discussions and interaction with faculty and your learning peers.

 

Key program themes include:

  • Incremental and discontinuous innovation are not opposites, they are partners
  • We love our customers, but we are always out of equilibrium with them
  • We might serve our customers better by talking with people who are not our customers, and never will be
  • Good ideas do not just rely on experts, they require non-experts as well
  • Innovation thrives when ambiguity is both reduced and enlarged
  • Creating value is not the same as capturing value
  • Wide-ranging creativity requires discipline
  • Bottom-up entrepreneurial innovation thrives under strong, self-confident, top-down leaders

Throughout the whole program, you will take part in wide-ranging and challenging discussions, intensive group projects and live case studies. The program design gives ample opportunities for rich interaction with faculty and among peers. Alumni of the program form a network of innovation thinkers who continue to exchange ideas long after the program ends.

William Fischer
Emeritus Professor William Fischer
Professor of Innovation Management

William A. Fischer is Emeritus Professor of Innovation Management. He co-founded and co-directs the IMD program on Driving Strategic Innovation, in cooperation with the Sloan School of Management at MIT and also authors…

Charles Fine
Prof Charles Fine
MIT Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management & Dean of the Asia School of Business

Charles Fine is the Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. SInce 2015 he has also served as CEO, President, and Dean of the Asia School of Business…

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Change the way you think about innovation. Download program information to learn more about:

  • The program learning journey 
  • Participant testimonials
  • Benefits for you and your organization

IMD is ranked #1 in the world for Open Programs for the ninth consecutive year in the 2020 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

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